July 07, 2021 at 06:00AM
What is it about celebrity wedding dresses that we love so much? I’d wager it’s a lot to do with the high-octane glamour of it all. Not only are the dresses usually incredibly OTT but they’re also set against the backdrop of a no-expenses spared day. It’s fabulousness upon more fabulousness, and that’s before we’ve got to the A-list guest lists. In my opinion, celebrity wedding dresses provide two functions. Firstly, for us to gawp at beautiful frocks and secondly, to provide inspiration.
Okay, so you’re probably not going to fork out hundreds of thousands on your dress but little details from a celeb’s frock might just give you a starting point for your own. Whether it’s a feather trim or a lace top, there’s plenty to glean from the following A-lister bridal looks. Keep scrolling for 18 of the ones we love.
Style Notes: Norman Hartnell designed Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress for when she married Prince Phillip in 1947. Its train was 13-feet long and had a star patterned all over.
Style Notes: Oh Cilla. How cool were you? This feather-lined mini dress was very much of the Sixties era but we could still imagine someone wearing it today and looking incredible.
Style Notes: When Amal Clooney wed George Clooney in 2014 in Venice, she had an array of stunning gowns and outfits. But it was this Stella McCartney suit that we think about often.
Style Notes: Simple and elegant, this creation by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy was stunning for her wedding to Prince Harry.
Style Notes: When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, this Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress set off a new trend for lace dresses. Style Notes: Kate Moss’s wedding dress wasn’t going to be anything other than super cool. Designed by John Galliano, it was a ‘30s-inspired gown that the duo created together.
Style Notes: The ultimate iconic celebrity gown. When Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier Of Monaco in 1956, the Hollywood star opted for costume designer Helen Rose to make her dress. Sixty-five years later, this dress is still used as a reference point for wedding dresses.
Style Notes: The beauty about Poppy Delevingne’s dress from when she got married to James Cook in 2014, is that it’s super modern with classic twists. She’s still opted for a full-length veil but the Chanel gown comes in two parts that gives it a fashion forward twist.
Style Notes: Princess Anne went for a high-neck dress that came with trumpet sleeves and a seven-foot long train. Pretty chic and a departure from overly stuffy royal wedding dresses.
Style Notes: A more recent wedding look we’ve loved is this from Zoë Kravtiz. Okay, so this one was from the rehearsal dinner but we love how super cool (bridal cycling shorts!) and very Zoë this outfit is.
Style Notes: Solange Knowles had an array of different dresses for her wedding in 2014, but it was this cream jumpsuit with cape that really made an impact.
Style Notes: Liz Taylor might have racked up a few wedding dresses in her time but it was this yellow one that we always think about.
Style Notes: Bianca Jagger changed the way we think about what we “should” wear for getting married. This skirt suit was so chic and so stylish for her wedding to Mick Jagger in 1971, it won’t come as any surprise that it was by Yves Saint Laurent.
Style Notes: A truly ’80s creation, Princess Diana’s wedding dress was loved by so many. David Emanuel designed her dress that featured a 25-foot sequin-encrusted train, puffed sleeves and ruffled collar.
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Style Notes: In 2018, supermodel Karlie Kloss wore a custom-made Dior bridal gown. The dress featured a fitted bodice with a lace top with three-quarter length sleeves.
Style Notes: One of the most highly-anticipated gowns of recent years, Kim Kardashian’s lace dress was created by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. It’s also thought to be one of the most expensive wedding dresses of all time.
Style Notes: Lily Allen and actor David Harbour surprised everyone by getting married in Vegas last year. But it was far from being a tacky affair, the bride wore Dior, after all.
Style Notes: For her intimate wedding ceremony, Ariana Grande wore a Vera Wang dress that took its cues from Audrey Hepburn’s wedding gown.
Author Elinor Block |
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